If not the most important, certainly one of the most important things in our computers and browsers is our passwords. Why you may ask? Because your passwords are the key to everything in your online world. Think of everything happening lately and all those cyber attacks, nothing can be really safe since our online identities are presented and verified hundreds of times each day as we navigate documents, apps, services and websites, but luckily Microsoft has found a way to solve this problem for us and save the day.
According to Microsoft, criminals know that in order to function a web-based economy, trusted identities need to be established. The problem with that is that no one really creates a strong and safe password or creates different passwords for each account they have, because it’s hard to remember. What we actually do is create easy-to-remember passwords and typically use the same passwords across all of our accounts. Even studies showed us that more than 80 percent of people use the same password across multiple websites, managing around 20-30 different accounts.
Microsoft tries really hard to protect all of our data, but protecting identities while simultaneously empowering people to be productive requires solutions that are engineered from the ground up to work together. Here is where Windows Hello comes in. Microsoft and Token together designed this biometric identity ring to change the way we prove and protect our identity by streamlining the process of authentication throughout the day. The goal of this ring besides making us feel safer against online threats is to continually foster a vibrant ecosystem of partners across the industry who are committed to working together to make life harder for the bad guys.
If you want to learn more about Windows Hello such as how it works and how it is supposed to log you in Windows and the devices that have this feature enabled click here. If you want to read the full post, click here to visit Windows’s blog.